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Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside
Position: C
Born: 06/13/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $981,348
Whiteside is confident he can take advantage of the matchup problems he presents, not the other way around. Should a smaller player such as Warriors forward Draymond Green be tasked to defend him, he plans on taking advantage. “They’re going to have to guard me, too, down there,” Whiteside said. “I’m a little different from (Cavaliers center Timofey) Mozgov. I can score a lot better. “You’ve got to make them pay on the other end. You just can’t feed into the small ball, you’ve just got to really beat them on rebounding and get low-post scoring.”
Dwyane Wade has already attended a graduation and hosted a “reading tournament,” too, and now Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the act. The Miami big man surprised Devin Gantzios at his graduation from the School for Advanced Studies in Miami-Dade County. And Gantzios has a story to tell. The young student has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, yet you could see just how much Whiteside’s presence at the ceremony meant.
In just 43 games this season, Whiteside has secured most of the franchise’s single-season rebounds records. Whiteside recorded a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocks in less than 25 minutes against the Bulls in January. He blocks more shots per game than everyone in the NBA except New Orleans’ Anthony Davis. Last week after missing three games, he returned from a freak injury that left him with 10 stitches in his shooting hand. “I’m used to my life being up and down,” Whiteside said, looking down at his mangled right hand, an injury suffered attempting to block a shot the week before. “I knew I was having too many ups, so I had to get a couple downs.”
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In today’s NBA, there aren’t many true centers remaining. Beasley estimated there are seven at most, and no one is younger or more athletic than Whiteside, whose two-year, $1.75 million contract is guaranteed only through this season. Now, if he can just get it all together. “He’s a force,” Beasley said. “There are a lot of things that he does that you can’t teach. That’s scary because once you start polishing those things up and teach him what he needs to know, I’m sorry for everybody else.”